2018 Summer Enrichment Program

6 weeks starting the first full week in June through July 14; One and a half hours per week unless otherwise specified.  Courses are $40 plus applicable fees which vary according to supplies needed, unless otherwise indicated.  Some courses are restricted to a capped number, so enroll early.

All classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

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  • BEGINNING PAINTING Wednesday  9:00-10:30 AM      $15 fee for materials

This class is dedicated to developing painting skills using acrylic paints.  Individual instruction will be given to each student based on the level of experience.                               12 Maximum

  • BASIC DRAWING         Natasha Coldiron                  Thursday 9:30-11:00          $10 fee for materials

This course introduces the fundamentals of drawing and rendering three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface.  Students will be introduced to contour, space and shape as well as perspective.  No previous training is necessary.                                                    12 Maximum

  • ART FOR CHILDREN (6 to 9 years of age) Natasha Coldiron     Tuesday 11:00-12:00 AM    $10 fee for materials

Each week students will experience a different project that will engage their creativity.  Students will create a variety of art works including but not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking and 3D art.                                                                                                                                   20 Maximum

  • ART FOR CHILDREN (10-13 years of age) Natasha Coldiron    Tuesday 12:00-1:30 PM   $15 fee for materials

Each class will be a different art subject which guides the projects and crafts.  Students will explore and create a variety of works including, but not limited to: drawings, paintings, sculpture, and fabric art.                                                                                                                                  20 Maximum

  • INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY Natasha Coldiron       Tuesdays 9:00-10:30AM

This course will cover the basics of the art of photography, including photo composition, digital camera controls and exposures.  Students will learn techniques for shutter speed, aperture and ISO and how they relate to one another.  A digital camera is required for this course.         12 Maximum

  • CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Sister Mary Ann Jansen   11:00AM -1:00PM Tuesdays: July  10, 17, 24, 31 Only

This workshop is designed to explore and encourage your writing ability through group processing of journal entries, fast writes, prompts, poetry, creative fiction and/or autobiographical episodes.   Veteran writers, beginners, those who want to dabble are welcome.                   40 Maximum

  • TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS Jane Amiot            Wednesday 9:15-10:15 AM

Tai Chi for arthritis is an easy flowing exercise that improves muscle strength and flexibility.  By increasing muscle strength it helps protect joints and ease pain and stiffness.  Tai Chi also improves physical condition, coordination and balance, which decreases the risk of falls.          15 maximum

  • BEEKEEPING & POLLINATORS Chris Dresel, President and Gary Keuffer, Coordinator of Education, Brown County Beekeepers Association.           Wednesdays 7:00-8:30  PM

Topics to be covered through PowerPoint presentations, videos and handouts include: the importance of pollinators, an introduction to Beekeeping, Beehive selection, and seasonal management of Beekeeping, gardening for pollinators, and trapping Bees from trees and structures.                           35 Maximum

THE ART OF GARDENING              Faye Mahaffey            Tuesdays 7:00-8:00PM

Volunteer Master Gardeners from the Ohio State University Extension service will facilitate these gardening tips and lessons.  Come and learn about gardening for Pollinators, Container planting, Composting, Maintaining and Cleaning Garden tools, Raised Bed Gardens, and Putting the Garden “to bed” for the winter.  Our goal is to meet the skill needs of both first-time gardeners as well as the seasoned growers.               25 Maximum

  • 200 YEARS OF BROWN COUNTY   Lonnie Griffith              Wednesdays  11:00 AM-12:15 PM

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Brown County, this course will explore the history of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the county.  We will also examine the national and global contributions made by prominent Brown Countians such as Native Americans, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas Lyon Hamer, Julia Chatfield and the Ursuline’s, John Rankin, John Parker, the Underground Railroad and the Gist Settlement in Brown County.      25 maximum

  • HANDYMAN (WOMAN)                 John Penrose                Thursday 5:00-6:30

Handyman (woman) 101 is a fun “hands-on” class that will give beginners the skills to make basic repairs around your home.  You will learn how to pick the right tools for the job and tool safety.  Over the 6 weeks, you will learn how to do a variety of money-saving repairs including basic electrical, mechanical, wood and drywall repair and techniques on how to hang a picture and install shelves.  Students will have the opportunity to choose their own final project to complete in week 6.                                15 Maximum

  • THE ART OF CRAFTING A BREW   Erik Scott    Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM              June: 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10 & 17

$10 fee for Tasting Event

This course focuses on local craft brewers and suppliers. The classes will provide information on the history of brewing in the Cincinnati area, the grains used, the local hops resources, recipes, the brewing process and of course tasting the product. Speakers have been gathered: Brad Burger ford from Ohio State University, local farm operators, and Brewers, including, Adam Cowan from Old Firehouse, Williamsburg, and Dave Caraway from Sons of Toil, Mt. Orb.   Erik Scott from Scott Family Farms will lead the discussion of grain and hops farming and processing in support of the brewing production.  The program will include a brewery tour and a tasting event at the Village Pizzaria in Fayetteville.    40 Maximum       You Must Be 21 Years of Age to Participate